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Arresting Victims: The Unintended Consequences of Pro Arrest Policies for Women and Girls

Published: June, 2016| Shabnam Javdani

Many people believe that increasing arrests of women and girls reflect a reality that women and girls have become more violent.  Research does not support this belief. This webinar will describe… View this resource

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Have Laws Against Domestic Violence Increased the Criminalization of Girls?

Published: May, 2016| Francine Sherman

Every day in the U.S., abused and traumatized girls enter and are pushed through the justice system. Despite decades of attention, the proportion of girls in the juvenile justice system has increased… View this resource

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Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits

Published: May, 2016| Ronald B. Abrams, Esq., Tiffany P. Kelley, Esq.

The Department of Defense estimates that the vast majority of military sexual assault cases go unreported. However, approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men seen for Department of Veterans Affairs… View this resource

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Sexually Explicit Media and Communication: Selected Research Findings and Practice Implications

Published: May, 2016| Jeff R. Temple, PhD, Emily F. Rothman, ScD

Dr. Temple will discuss sexting (a combination of the words sex and texting), the practice of electronically sending sexually explicit images or messages from one person to another.  Sexting has… View this resource

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What Advocates Need to Know about Batterer Intervention Programs

Published: April, 2016| Stephanie Avalon, Graham Barnes

In many communities, Victim Advocacy and Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP)have little interaction or even knowledge about each other’s work. This despite both being deeply involved in the lives of… View this resource

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Integrated DV Courts, Dedicated DV Courts: Vision, Reality, Research

Published: April, 2016| Hon. Matthew D’Emic, Hon. Michael Denton, Hon. Daniel Angiolillo (Ret.), Amanda Cissner, M.A.

This webinar reports on the findings of research conducted by the Center for Court Innovation on Integrated and Dedicated DV Courts across the country. The presenters describe the vision, model… View this resource

Policy Analysis

On Topic: Abusive International Marriages, Sex Tourism, and Trafficking

Published: March, 2016| Building Our Future

As public discourse around sex trafficking has increased substantially over the past several years, a concern has emerged that the label of “sex trafficking” is being applied too casually and often… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

SHARP Narratives Convey the Big Picture of Victims' Experience of Stalking

Published: March, 2016| TK Logan, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Stalking can be defined as an “intentional course of conduct that induces fear or concern for safety.” According to a recent study… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence, Partner Sexual Abuse, and Stalking: Considerations and Critiques

Published: March, 2016| Sherry Hamby, TK Logan, Teri Faragher

This webinar explores the ways in which the measurement of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has systematically mis-represented gender patterns. More particularly, the presenters discuss how assessing… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Beginning and End of Rape, Part II

Published: March, 2016| Sarah Deer

The second part of the series explores contemporary issues experienced by Native women, including sex trafficking and criminalization of women who experience high rates of violence. Next, the… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

At A Crossroads: Developing Duluth's Prosecution Response to Battered Women Who Fight Back

Published: January, 2007| Mary Asmus

This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women's advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth's criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Premilitary Intimate Partner Violence and Attrition from the U.S. Navy

Published: December, 2006| Lex L. Merrill

This report from the Naval Health Research Center provides results of a prospective study of U.S. Navy recruits conducted to examine whether premilitary intimate partner violence (IPV) was associated… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental health screening in armed forces before the Iraq War and prevention of subsequent psychological morbidity: follow-up study

Published: November, 2006| R.J. Rona, R. Hooper, M. Jones

This article, published in The BMJ, reports on research as to whether screening for mental disorders before the start of the 2003 Iraq war would have predicted subsequent mental disorders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse and Alcohol Problems Among White, African American, and Hispanic U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: October, 2006| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas C. Harford, Cara H. Fuchs

Prior studies suggest racial/ethnic differences in the associations between alcohol misuse and spouse abuse. Some studies indicate that drinking patterns are a stronger predictor of spouse abuse for… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental Distress Among Younger Veterans Before, During, and After the Invasion of Iraq

Published: February, 2006| Alan N. West, William B. Weeks

The purpose of this study, published in Psychiatric Services, was to determine whether patients receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported more mental distress as the war in… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen (Abstract)

Published: November, 2005| A.D. Marshall, J. Panuzio, Casey Taft

This journal article, published by the Clinical Psychology Review, reviews literature as of 2005 regarding prevalence, consequences, correlates, and treatment of IPV perpetration among military… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Postdeployment Domestic Violence by U.S. Army Soldiers (Abstract)

Published: August, 2005| John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano, James E. McCarroll

This journal article, published in Military Medicine, reports the results of a study to determine whether a military deployment of 6 months predicted domestic violence against the wives of deployed… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Drinking and Spouse Abuse Among U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: December, 2004| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas Harford, James E. McCarroll

This study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, examines the relationship between typical weekly drinking and perpetration of spouse abuse as well as the relationship between… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Policy guidance for the Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). View this resource

Research & Statistics

Male-Perpetrated Domestic Violence: Testing a Series of Multifactorial Family Models

Published: July, 2004| Linda A. King, Daniel W. King

This paper reports on a research project, funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which sought to demonstrate the connection between two important social and health problems—domestic… View this resource